Wonder Woman, Vol. 6: Bones by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
Published by DC Comics on April 7, 2015
Genres: Comics, Superheroes, Fantasy, Graphic Novel
Pages: 144 Format: Paperback Source: Library
This review contains spoilers for DC’s New 52 Wonder Woman.
It’s the beginning of the end as writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang kick off the astonishing finale of their epic run! Olympus must fall, and its rightful ruler must be restored. Wonder Woman is locked in a desperate battle with the First Born with the destiny of immortals at stake–and she must make a decision that will affect the lives of those she loves most.
Collects WONDER WOMAN #30-35, and SECRET ORIGINS #6.
War has come to Paradise Island and Wonder Woman must face her greatest battle yet in this final installment from Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chang. Why did it take me so long to read this? I read Vol. 5 in February of last year. I guess it’s hard to keep up with comics that I do not purchase as single issues. They just get lost with so many other releases until I come across something that jolts my memory. Thank you, working at the library, for that!
That being said Wonder Woman has been my favorite New 52 DC Comic of them all. It may have to do with the deep Greek mythology that comes across on every page or just her character as a whole. I loved the different portrayals of the gods, each and every one of them was distinct and reflected their nature. The hero’s journey that Diana undergoes, the struggle to find her identity, to be her own person, resonates so fiercely. Everything about this series stands out.
The art was so vibrant interlacing the entire palette across its pages. Dark colors contrasted with bright neon, tones that seeped from scene to scene. A very traditional, realistic style. The entire narrative was so thought out and the plot had a fulfilling conclusion. Azzarello and Chiang did an excellent job bringing their series to an amazing conclusion. I know that there is continuation from Meredith Finch but I’m satisfied with these six volumes.
Overall Wonder Woman’s New 52 run and Azzarello and Chiang’s last installment was an excellent story full of intriguing characters both big and small. Diana’s character holds up, her heroic traits shining through. If you’re looking to start a DC comic or excited for this female hero’s turn on the big screen, I’d definitely recommend Wonder Woman!
So, who’s excited for Wonder Woman to get her own movie? Think DC can pull it off? Honestly the only thing I’m interested in for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is Diana Prince. Let me know your thoughts on this standout DC lady in the comments below!